Healthy twins, who were delivered a day apart last year by Maude, get a quick one-over when she stops in to see them and to pump herself a drink of water. Only about 2% of her patients are white.
W. Eugene, Smith “Nurse Midwife: Maude Callens Eases Pain of Birth, Life and Death.” Life, December 3, 1951, 138.
A black-and-white photograph of Maude Callen working a hand water pump and holding a tin container under the spigot. A woman holding a baby is standing next to her, watching. Another baby is sitting on the floor next to their feet. The back has marks and inscriptions on it.
New Dresses for 9-year old Carrie (right) and 8-year old Marry Jane Covington were dropped off by Maude on her way to a patient. Occasionally, as in this case, she gets clothing from friends or charitable organizations and distributes it where she thinks it is most needed. But sometimes she buys the clothes herself.
W. Eugene, Smith “Nurse Midwife: Maude Callens Eases Pain of Birth, Life and Death.” Life, December 3, 1951, 140.
A black-and-white photograph of Maude Callen leaning slightly to her left while facing a young girl. The young girl facing Callen is leaning to her right and holding the bottom of her dress out. Another girl is in the right side of the picture holding a dress to her chest and smiling. A house is in the background of the picture. A woman stands in the doorway of the house and is holding a baby. The photograph is inscribed on the back.